Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lying Hare Sketch

Another quick sketch while waiting for a delivery of larger watercolour paper.  I hadn't realised that I had run out, so was all ready to begin my next drawing, went to dig out a sheet of paper but they were all too small - big enough for this little fella though!  Framed size 14x11"

Friday, 17 February 2012

'Curlew' complete

Size approx 11.5x15.5"
The Curlew is finally complete.  Having started this piece back in November, and then ignoring it for over 2 months, it's been a long time coming.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Again, apologies for the phone photo - I will scan it when it's complete.

I'm still working away at the never ending feathers, going one at a time.  I've now mapped them all out, so it's literally a case of moving from one to the other until they are all present and accounted for.  I will adjust the tone across the body once they are all complete.

Hoping to finish this today, but we'll see.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Not a hare!

I haven't had time to get a good scan of the progress of this piece, so i'm afraid it's a dodgy iPhone photo.

I thought it was time that I got back to the Curlew.  These feathers are already driving me a little crazy, so i'm not sure that i'll finish it before moving onto something else.  We'll see how the next couple of days go.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Boxing Hares Sketch

'Boxing Hares' - Sketch
Another quick sketch, size approx 11x8".  This was an idea for a drawing that was eventually replaced by the boxing hares in a more upright, portrait orientation drawing that I completed last year.  

Back to full size drawings now!!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Last of the Limited Edition

'Hare Study'
Well I thought this limited edition print of 500 had sold out, but I have just collected some prints from a gallery that has closed down and they had one left!

So here is THE LAST PRINT of this edition - The first of all my hare drawings, mounted and framed in a solid oak frame (frame size 16x20").

Anyone who missed out on this print and is interested, just let me know (collection only though, due to the frame and glass!)


Tuesday, 7 February 2012


 I just thought i'd share some sketches with you.

For every completed drawing, there are probably 4 or 5 sketches drawn - normally these are drawn on cheap printer paper and thrown away once i'm done with them (or sometimes even given to children at shows to colour in!).  Some of them never make it to the 50-hour drawing board, like the sketch on the left.

I've always wondered if I could do anything with these sketches, so the last two I did, I made sure they were on my usual quality drawing paper and I spent a little extra time on them than is normally necessary (they are usually only used to give me an idea of composition and how I plan to tackle the full drawing) - probably an hour each, rather than the 50 hours for a full drawing.

Anyway, here are two of them, both image size around 8x10".  I thought i'd frame one to see how it looked.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

'Crouching Hare'

'Crouching Hare'
Size approx 30x40cm
Hare number 3 of the year is now complete.  May need a bit of tweaking but it's pretty much there (I can see that I need to adjust the scan a little). 

Maybe something different next... a Hare maybe??